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Therapeutic Photography and Positive Well-Being in Autistic People

What’s this project about?

The current project goals are to inform how natural, built and social environments can maximize positive well-being in autistic young people post pandemic, and to identify how well-being can be improved on both physiological and psychological levels.

What does participation involve?

Participants will engage in four weeks of therapeutic photography, taking pictures of environments that contribute to their well-being, and journalling/speaking about why they took those photos with our research team. They will also visit York University twice to complete questionnaires about their mental health, and to have their resting heart rate and breathing measured.

Who can be involved?

We are seeking autistic people ages 16-25 years to participate in this study. Support persons can provide assistance with participation, if needed.

What is the next step?

If you are interested in participating, please contact the researchers at York University (Dr. Jonathan Weiss, clinical lead) by email at